GNOME 3.12 Will Let You Disable Geolocation Support
Phoronix: GNOME 3.12 Will Let You Disable Geolocation Support
GNOME has geolocation support for pinpointing you down to your city, but now it can be disabled with the latest GNOME Shell work...
Why letting users to optionally disable it? Remove it completely!
Wait, until now you couldn'd do that ? Gnome developers are really idiots.
Even Windows has more privacy regarding this.
Last edited by Kivada; 02-16-2014 at 04:26 AM.
It's getting pretty obvious that Gnome is run by a bunch of NSA agents.
GNOME 3 is a fucking disaster. Thank god we got xfce 4, while it isn't at the quality of GNOME 2 yet, it is getting there and it is very usable.
Since a while now I'm trying to distance myself with anything related to the GNOME project as much as possible.
Yes, too bad XFCE depends on GTK+ which is controlled by the GNOME team. I'm waiting for Wayland+Hawaii...
Originally Posted by AnonymousCoward
The thing is, isn't geolocalisation useful at all? I mean, this function has some interest so why remove it? Why remove features for the sake of not agreeing with them? Isn't removing feature what people do complain about when it comes to GNOME? Troll spotted if you ask me. Of course it should have been made optional since it first spawned, but the fact it is now optional is good news, it proves they are doing it right.
But I think AnonymousCoward is right in some respect: if it's traditionnal UNIX-like desktop you're looking for, XFCE does it much better than GNOME now, and I think that if it is still not as polished as GNOME 2.x was back in the days, it is much, much less bloated - the very reason why, at the time, I switched to openbox + tint2 + pcmanfm. I switched back to GNOME with 3.2 because it answered the bloat issue quite well... not to everyone's approval, as you know.
How is this useful?
Any app that wanted geolocation data would just get your IP and look it up from there...
Originally Posted by uid313
Why using the IP when there could be a GPS in the computer? And in my country location reported by IP can often differ by tens of kilometers.. Personally I'm at 70km of the reported location and I have a friend who is 400km far xD